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quick help with oil change!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TheGrinch, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    TheGrinch

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    so my dumb father told me we had oil, i see the box, see five courts, same oil as box right? put in the first quart to realize its 10w-30.

    havent put any more in, sohuld i drain it again and go get 5w or is this okay?
    help quick. Pleasseeee
     
  2. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    krap22

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    10w-30 will be fine. 5w really helps for cold starts in the winter.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    guess i shouldnt rely on a box and the same brand oil inside, should actually start reading labels. idiot i know, but fuckkk
     
  4. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    k thanks guys, ya at least its summer and ill be back to 5w next 3k miles i guess.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    Just drain it and put 5w
     
  6. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    ya i know it is over kill. but the driving i do hunting and beating the hell outta it its worth it i think, but dont get me wrong im lazy and most of the time its 4-5k
     
  7. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    agreed. I go 5k on gf's daily driver w/ conventional oil. I'm not doing mine til 7500 on M1 synth.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    You will be fine. I use 10-w30 in my tacoma.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    thanks for the help guys, back to the shop. AKA the street.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    It's so hot you aren't going to have a problem. I'd just change it at 5,000 miles or right before the temps start to drop below about 40 overnight.
     
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